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SLA04135 - Family Support Worker

SLA04135 - Family Support Worker

Posted 18 June by South Lanarkshire Council Featured Ended
Job Description

Social Work Resources

Location: Intensive Family Support Services, East Kilbride Area Office, Civic Centre, Andrew Street, East Kilbride, G74 1AB

Permanent: 35 hours per week

Fixed Term: for 3 years - 17.5 & 35 hours per week

The post holder will provide an intensive service to children under 12 years of age and appropriate parenting programmes under the supervision of the Team Leader.

The main focus of the Under 12’s service will be to provide a high level of support to children and families at risk of Child Protection registration or where de-registration is being considered and will require flexible working patterns over 7 days.  

This intensive level of support will empower and enable parents whilst achieving positive destinations for children and their families. Duties will also include liaising with appropriate agencies and recording of information in line with South Lanarkshire Council policies and procedures.

Experience of working with Children and Families in a community setting is essential, a qualification in social care or equivalent is desirable.

The successful candidate will have a flexible approach to work and be able to adapt to different situations within an intense crisis response team. Post holders will be required to work unsociable hours, which may include evening and weekends and theses posts may be subject to future job evaluation.

Some of these are temporary positions for a period of 3 years.  Internal applicants are advised prior to making your application, please discuss your potential application with your current Line Manager. In the event that you are being considered for this post, your release to undertake this internal fixed term opportunity would need to be agreed in advance and managed by the service/s or resource/s.

Employment History/Foreign Police Check

Candidates should be able to detail any gaps in employment and provide a foreign police check where applicable for any periods living or working abroad.

Closing Date: extended to Thursday 21 June 2018.

Interview Date: TBC.


This post is excepted in terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 2003.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Children, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007.  Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children. 

Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to a formal offer of employment being made by South Lanarkshire Council. 

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South Lanarkshire Council are Equal Opportunities employees and encourage applications from all members of the community.   As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum competency/behaviour requirements for the position. 

Reference: 35227536

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